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Homeless man rewarded with $69,000 for heroic honesty

A homeless man made national headlines this week after he returned a backpack stuffed with cash. Now, random strangers are returning the favor, rewarding him for his honesty with the chance of a fresh start through a crowdfunding campaign.

Glen James found a backpack full of $42,000 in cash and traveler's checks as well as a passport in Dorchester, Mass., Saturday night. He returned it to a nearby police officer and received a special citation by the Boston Police Department.

“Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a … penny of the money I found," James said. "I am extremely religious—God has always very well looked after me."

He thanked everyone who'd ever given him money on the street, but it seems he won't have to panhandle much longer.

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